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Code 2 : V34#37 QFRS COMMENCE ‘FLEETWAVE’ SHIFT START CHECKS PROCESS

In this edition - Your union has been involved for many months in discussions around the shift from paper based start up checks on appliances, to a new app to be installed on a device that remains with each vehicle.

Code 2 : V34#36 PRESUMPTIVE PTSD LAWS INTRODUCED TO QLD PARLIAMENT

In this edition - In Code 2 Vol: 34 #31 of 24 July 2020 I provided an overview of your union’s work with the state government regarding changes to the workers’ compensation laws to provide for presumption of injury for PTSD injuries with coverage for professional firefighters and auxiliary firefighters, and fire communication officers.

Code 2 : v34#35 FIRE & RESCUE OUTSOURCE STATION OFFICER RECRUITMENT PROCESS TO ROBOTS

In this edition - You may be aware that Fire and Rescue is currently experimenting with rolling out a state-wide recruitment campaign to fill 26 vacant SO roles across 5 regions.

Code 2 : v34#34 IT IS TIME FOR PSBA TO BE DISMANTLED & ALL SERVICES RETURNED TO QFRS & QPS

In this edition - QFRS dedicated functions such as workshops, fleet, uniforms, and some other important administrative functions MUST come back to QFRS. I have again this week informed the Commissioner and the Minister for Fire and Emergency Services of your union’s clear position on the failed PSBA model that is well past its use by date.

Code 2 : v34#33 QFRS to transition back from GWN to wideband analogue ASAP

In this edition - I am pleased to finally be able to officially report that the protracted negotiations between your union, QFRS and the state government have finally resulted in an agreement between your union and QFRS that for those working in GWN coverage, QFRS fireground communications will commence transitioning back to wideband analogue.

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The United Firefighters' Union in Queensland represents Urban firefighters, both career, part-time, Scientific Officers and Communication Officers. The union is made up of members throughout the state of Queensland, as far as Thursday Island to the North and to the borders of our great state. READ MORE